Virginia's Voting Playbook with Ali Krieger

Democracy isn't a spectator sport... get in the game! Your favorite sports stars are here to help you tackle the voting process. From filling out your registration to tracking your ballot, Yahoo Sports has you covered for casting your vote in the 2020 General Election.

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ALI KRIEGER: Hi, I'm Ali Krieger, a World Cup champion. And I'm here to help you get registered to vote in Virginia.

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I cannot wait to cast my vote this November. First, head to Virginia's dedicated voting website at www.elections.virginia.gov/registration. On the left side of the home page click, How to Register. There, you'll see how to register online, in person or via mail. Have your social security number ready when filling out your application. Make sure you meet all the voting eligibility requirements. And you can find them by scrolling down the registration page and clicking, How Do I Become a Registered Voter.

Any registered voter in Virginia can request an absentee ballot. You can apply to vote by mail from the registration home page by clicking, Voter Forms. Then select Online Absentee Application, which will take you to your citizen portal to make your request. When you're voting in person in Virginia, be sure to have one of these forms of ID with you.

If you don't want to wait till November 3 to vote in person, you can cast your vote early. To check the status of your registration and all things related to your vote, go to www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal. Voting is power, and it is one of the most impactful ways to influence not only yourself, but your community. Come on, Virginia! I believe in you, I love you. You guys need to get out and vote. Let's go.